Three dead on Aiken County roads

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AIKEN, SC-- A deadly weekend on Aiken County roads has now brought the year's death toll to 43.

Two separate accidents early Saturday morning left three people dead.

The first crash happened on Rainbow Falls road in Graniteville.
23-year-old Christopher Pritchett of Warrenville was killed when he crashed into an embankment around 2:00 am.

He was ejected into the backseat and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two more people died after a fiery car accident in the city of Aiken.

This one also happened around 2:00 Saturday morning on Dibble Road.

Coroner Tim Carlton says 40-year-old Johnnie Mathis and 35-year-old Thomas Sellars, both of Augusta, were killed when the car caught fire.
They were passengers.

Another passenger, Cleveland Scott of Augusta is in serious condition at MCG.

The driver, 26-year-old Joey Brown Jr. of Hephzibah was the driver.

He suffered minor injuries.

Brown is charged with two counts of felony DUI with great bodily injury.

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